The global pandemic has affected people's lives in many ways, and student life is no exception. While NTSU has adapted its venues and services to ensure students' safety, you also have a part to play as a NTU student and a member of the local community.
A full breakdown of what the new rules mean for England can be found on the following Government webpage and further information for HE will be availiable shortly. You can also read what these restrictions mean in several different languages.
You should remember ‘Hands, Face, Space’. In lockdown specifically:
Breaching the rules may result in increased infection risk,You can be given a Fixed Penalty Notice of £200 for the first offence, doubling for further offences up to a maximum of £6,400. This disciplinary action, if a case is proven, could result in an expulsion from the university.
If you or anyone you live with shows symptoms of COVID-19, all members of your household should self-isolate in line with Government guidance. This is normally 10 days for the individual showing symptoms and 14 days for the rest of the household. NHS Test and Trace will let you know when you no longer need to isolate. If you fail is isolate when legally required to, you could be fined £1000-£10,000.
You should also complete NTU's tracking form to let the University know your situation. This will cover you for non-attendance of classes and help NTU to support you. If you show symptoms, you should also get tested through the NHS. You can book a test here.
If you are self-isolating, you will need to fill in the NTU Tracker form. This is different from the NHS Test & Trace system. It helps you get support from NTU and can be used as evidence if you need to submit a Notice of Exceptional circumstances (NEC).
You can access your course and the library remotely to continue your studies. There are online events and activities you can access too. If you are not self-isolating but know people who are, do what you can to support them without putting yourself at risk.
Face coverings should be used when you’re in communal areas, corridors and lifts on NTU campus to help keep you and others safe. This includes building foyers and libraries. So long as social distancing is in place students can remove them when seated in dedicated study spaces which are COVID-19 secure. NTU is now encouraging students to wear face coverings during face to face teaching sessions, especially when requested to do so by your tutors. You do not need to wear a face covering if you are exempt.
You must also wear a mask in any essential shops that are open throughout the lockdown.
You do not currently have to wear a mask in NTSU buildings (except in those areas where you are legally required to including our shops) but you must adhere to social distancing rules and follow signposted routes around our buildings.
Signage is in place around the NTU estate to make it clear when and where you should wear a face covering. Some people are exempt from wearing a mask. You can find more information about exemptions here.
You can be given a Fixed Penalty Notice of £200 for the first offence, doubling for further offences up to a maximum of £6,400.
For latest, detailed guidance, information, and support, please see these resources: